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Todays crime related press reports collected by Prof. Thomas Görgen, German Police University

MarketWatch (press release), 01.03.2012

What Have We Learned From Terrorist Attacks on Buses? Free Report Highlights 16 Case Studies in Israel

Insights could help deter, prevent, mitigate attacks in other countries
The Crime Report, 01.03.2012

Will Ex-Inmates Who Get Jobs Commit Fewer Crimes?

The poor national economy has thwarted the notion that most of the 700,000 people released from prison each year can find employment, but criminologists believe it's still important to track who finds work and who doesn't.

Ted Gest, 01.03.2012

Forensic research in Britain 'will die' after FSS closure

Britain's world-leading forensic research base "will die" after the only public body dedicated to crime-scene science was finally closed today, according to the expert who pioneered DNA fingerprinting techniques.

Nick Collins

New York Times, 01.03.2012

Bill in Albany Would Bar Condoms as Evidence of Prostitution

When she worked the streets, Yvette Gonzales said, she frequently saw other prostitutes working without condoms. But they were not having unprotected sex at the request of their customers.


New York Times, 01.03.2012

Born to Not Get Bullied

Prevention Action, 01.03.2012

Mix and match

The slow uptake of “manualized” evidence-based programs, those that come with manuals containing detailed instructions for their implementation, offers an opportunity for social work to “blaze a new trail” through the “adoption of cutting-edge clinical practices that reflect the core values of the profession.” That is the view of a team of researchers led by Richard Barth from the University of Maryland, US.
Manchester Evening News, 02.03.2012

Manchester riots: University study finds a third of looters came from the poorest districts

Nearly a third of looters punished for taking part in the Manchester and Salford riots came from areas with the highest levels of social deprivation, academics have found.

Paul Gallagher

EurekAlert Public, 02.03.2012

Violent relationships likely detrimental to good parenting

Couples who are married or living together will probably have more trouble parenting as a team if they have been violent toward one another during pregnancy, according to a team of psychologists.
Science 2.0, 02.03.2012

Why Evolutionary Psychology Pisses You Off (And Why Maybe It Shouldn't)

Michael W. Taft

Science 2.0, 02.03.2012

Why Evolutionary Psychology Pisses You Off (And Why Maybe It Shouldn't)

Michael W. Taft

Leadership Newspapers, 02.03.2012

Pedophilia: More than Just Craving Sex With Boys

Washington Post, 02.03.2012

James Q. Wilson, co-author of ‘broken windows’ policing theory, dies in Boston at age 80

BOSTON — Political scientist James Q. Wilson, whose “broken windows” theory on crime-fighting helped trigger a nationwide move toward community policing, died Friday at a Boston hospital. He was 80., 02.03.2012

The Psychological Consequences of Eldercare Abuse and Financial Exploitation

WOWT - Posted, 02.03.2012

"Mean Screens" and Aggression

An Iowa State Researcher says onscreen relational aggression may prime the brain for aggression.
Prevention Action, 02.03.2012

State of the family

Thanks to studies of health, education, anti-social behaviour and well-being, it is now beyond doubt that the quality of parenting affects many aspects of children’s later lives. Good experiences in childhood prevent many problems from arising or reduce their severity if they do.
The Economist, 03.03.2012

Unusual suspects

How to make witnesses more reliable
New York Times, 03.03.2012

Originated ‘Broken Windows’ Policing Strategy

James Q. Wilson, a wide-ranging social scientist whose “broken windows” theory of law enforcement laid the groundwork for crime reduction programs in New York, Los Angeles and other cities, died on Friday in Boston. He was 80.


Newswise — Released:, 03.03.2012

Expert Available to Talk About Prevalence of Incivility, Disruptive Behavior

Incivility in American society is on the rise and rude and disruptive behavior is increasing in colleges and universities. Boise State University’s Dr. Cindy Clark, founder of Civility Matters, can provide an overview of incivility in nursing education, discuss how and why faculty and students contribute to incivility, and describe a range of evidence-based strategies to recognize, prevent and
New York Times, 03.03.2012

Chain of Avoidable Errors Cited in Koran Burning


SPIEGEL ONLINE, 03.03.2012

Thor Steinar Names New Store after Norwegian Killer

New York Times, 03.03.2012

How Graffiti Goats Became a Symbol of ... Something


Death threats, intimidation and abuse: climate change scientist Michael E. Mann counts the cost of honesty

New York Times, 03.03.2012

The Poverty of an Idea


Huffington Post, 04.03.2012

Federal Judges Give Disparate Sentences: Study


York Daily Record, 04.03.2012

Exploiting seniors a multibillion-dollar industry

Utica Observer Dispatch, 04.03.2012

NY weighs expanding DNA bank to all criminals


New York Times, 04.03.2012

When Innocence Isn’t Enough

EDWARD LEE ELMORE turned 53 in January. For more than half his life, the soft-spoken African-American who doesn’t understand the concept of north, south, east and west, or of summer, fall, winter and spring, was in a South Carolina prison, most of it on death row


New York Times, 04.03.2012

The Truth About the Doomsday Virus?

Benzinga, 04.03.2012

Wall Street's Broken Windows

James Q. Wilson was a political scientist who often studied the government response to blue collar crime. The public knows him best for his theory called “broken windows.”
Medscape, 05.03.2012

Mentally Ill at Particularly High Risk for Violence

Caroline Cassels

Ohio State University, 05.03.2012

School bullies more likely to be substance users, study finds

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Middle- and high-school students who bully their classmates are more likely than others to use substances such as cigarettes, alcohol and marijuana, a new study found.
EurekAlert Public, 05.03.2012

VCU study: Bad environment augments genetic risk for drug abuse

Researchers use adoption model to understand impact of genetics and environment
Newswise, 05.03.2012

Genetics, Spanking May Increase Childhood Aggression

A study co-authored by UT Dallas criminologist Dr. J.C. Barnes shows that the risk of problem behavior during childhood — particularly for boys — is greatly increased if children have genetic predispositions for these behaviors and if they are spanked by their parents
Medical Xpress, 05.03.2012

Analyzing, and preventing, school shootings

a Northeastern doctoral candidate whose dissertation focuses on examining school shootings, discusses the latest tragedy in Ohio and how similar events in the future might be thwarted.
New York Post, 05.03.2012

The Power of Policing

Prevention Action, 05.03.2012

Discovering what works best in treating young people’s conditions

The statistics on the mental health of adolescents in post-industrial societies are worrying. In the US, for example, 32 per cent of 13 to 18 year olds will have an anxiety or mood disorder at some time in their lives, while eight per cent of 12 to 17 year olds experience a major depressive episode.
Wall Street Journal, 05.03.2012

When Gaming Is Good for You

Hours of Intense Play Change the Adult Brain; Better Multitasking, Decision-Making and Even Creativity


Huffington Post (blog), 05.03.2012

In Defense of Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and the NYPD‎

Ed Koch

Huffington Post UK, 05.03.2012

The Crossbow Cannibal and the Crime That Shook Britain

Richard Chidwick, 05.03.2012

Treading the thin blue line on police privatisation

SPIEGEL ONLINE, 05.03.2012

Ringleader Reveals He Faked Many More Works

San Jose Mercury News, 05.03.2012

Nobel Laureate to speak on importance of investing in childhood education

EurekAlert Public, 05.03.2012

Younger children in the classroom likely overdiagnosed with ADHD

Immaturity may lead to diagnosis of disorder
Newswise — Released, 06.03.2012

Ethics of Assassination

Symposium at University of Richmond March 27 to Feature Former Navy Seal and Author Greitens, Plus Expert Academic Panel
University of Southampton, 06.03.2012

Address barriers to housing ex-offenders, says research

Ex-offenders face significant barriers to securing accommodation, says research by University of Southampton academics from the Third Sector Research Centre.

Dr Rosie Meek, 06.03.2012

The case against DNA

Genetic profiling was once hailed as a magical tool to catch criminals. So why is it now in danger of being discredited?

William Langley

New York Times, 06.03.2012

Wide Sentencing Disparity Found Among U.S. Judges


Adelaide Now, 06.03.2012

Laws of time say crime doesn't grey

SOUTH Australia's crime rates will fall by almost 20 per cent simply because more of us are getting too old to break the law

Miles Kemp, 06.03.2012

'Clare's Law' is little help if the police don't perform their basic duty

What good will costly, bureaucratic new schemes do when the police so consistently fail victims of domestic violence?

Sandra Horley

Huffington Post, 06.03.2012

From Twilight to Chris Brown: The (Almost) Final Word on the Allure of the Bad Boy

Prevention Action, 06.03.2012

Getting the message across

Scientists have a tendency to communicate primarily with other scientists using highly technical language and through obscure channels, like scientific journals and conference papers. This excludes non-scientists, which causes problems when it is they whom scientists want to use the products of their research.
Omaha World-Herald, 06.03.2012

Omaha to study tool to cut gun violence

Omaha will spend roughly $40,000 in federal stimulus money to study the effectiveness of a high-tech city tool designed to help reduce gun violence
Omaha World-Herald, 06.03.2012

Omaha to study tool to cut gun violence

Omaha will spend roughly $40,000 in federal stimulus money to study the effectiveness of a high-tech city tool designed to help reduce gun violence News, 07.03.2012

Police shootings, beatings in NY fuel activist call for more oversight

Saeed Shabazz, 07.03.2012

Study over 145-year period: Murder-suicides occur at home, in close relationships

Marc Ransford

University of Virginia, 07.03.2012

Conference Illuminates Intimate Partner Violence Issues Worldwide, For All Ages

Kings of War, 07.03.2012

Cyber, cyber everywhere; quite a lot to think: Is this a new Albatross in old clothing?

EurekAlert Public, 07.03.2012

Study shows mean screens prime the brain for aggression, 08.03.2012

Want to Limit Aggression? Practice Self-Control!

Feeling angry and annoyed with others is a daily part of life, but most people don’t act on these impulses. What keeps us from punching line-cutters or murdering conniving co-workers? Self-control.
Huffington Post, 08.03.2012

U.S. Hate And Extremist Groups Hit Record Levels, New Report Says

Brian Levin, J.D..

ScienceAlert, 08.03.2012

I want to play videogames when I grow up (and so should you)

Michael Kasumovic

ABA Journal, 08.03.2012

Vulture Study Raises Questions About Time-of-Death Estimates in Homicides

A study of vultures at a so-called “body farm” is raising questions about traditional time-of-death assumptions used in homicide cases.

Debra Cassens Weiss

Silicon Prairie News, 08.03.2012

New UNL technology provides location-based crime data to police

With a smorgasbord of apps to assist would-be diners in locating somewhere in the neighborhood to break bread, why aren't there similar applications to aid police officers in finding and deterring bad?

Michael Stacy, 08.03.2012

Mother-Child Aggression Risk Factor for Future Intimate Partner Violence

The Guardian, 09.03.2012

Far right hardcore 'willing to prepare for armed conflict'

Study finds 40% of BNP supporters believe armed conflict between ethnic, racial or religious groups could be justifiable

Matthew Taylor

New York Times, 09.03.2012

Telling the Truth Like Crazy

One summer day in 2009, a woman walked into the police station house of the 81st Precinct, in Brooklyn, to report that her car had been stolen. She was well into her second day of trying to file a report, having already spoken to five or more officers in two precincts and was waiting, exasperated, for a lieutenant to turn up as he had promised.


Chicago Tribune, 09.03.2012

NYPD report confirms manipulation of crime stats

Chris Francescani

Open Democracy, 09.03.2012

Britain as a private security state: first they came for the asylum seeker ...

John Grayson

Toronto Star online, 09.03.2012

Known to police: Toronto police stop and document black and brown people far more than whites

Jim Rankin Patty Winsa, 09.03.2012

Far right supporters - violence is largely inevitable

Far right supporters in the UK believe violent conflict between different religious, racial and ethnic groups is largely inevitable, according to a new survey on political extremism
The Local - Germany's news in English, 09.03.2012

Court: Hotels can ban neo-Nazis

Hotels who want to ban extremist guests can do so - but only if their booking has not been confirmed, the German Supreme Court (BGH) said on Friday
The Province, 09.03.2012

Speaking out: The heavy price of telling the truth

Peggy Curran, 09.03.2012

Study Reveals High Violence Rates Among Rural-Dwellers Using Drugs

Reuters, 09.03.2012

After jail, former inmates face higher death risk

Amy Norton

GlobalNews, 09.03.2012

Study finds mentally ill more likely to be arrested, harmed by police

Terri Theodore

Legal Focus, 09.03.2012

Anthony Grainger: Justifiable Homicide or Murder at the Hands of the Police?

John Lamb

Vancouver Sun, 10.03.2012

Police need better training in dealing with mentally ill: survey

Many of those polled say they are not treated with respect

Tara Carman

New York Times, 10.03.2012

Each Teacher Wonders, Is This the One?


‘Anatomy of Injustice' review: Looking at capital punishment

Jeff Baker

The Economist, 10.03.2012

Cybercrime: Doxed by Sabu

An indictment casts some interesting light on recent hacker attacks
Montreal Gazette, 10.03.2012

Fatal confrontations

For someone whose brother had been shot to death by POLICE six days earlier while in the midst of an emotional meltdown, Sébastien Nadreau was remarkably forgiving.


The Economist, 10.03.2012

A snoop too far

Has New York’s police department crossed a line?
The Observer, 11.03.2012

Without consent: the truth about forced marriage

When Abbas Rizvi's girlfriend phoned from Pakistan, she told him: 'I'm in trouble.' Catherine Deveney hears the harrowing stories of young women coerced and bullied into matrimony – and asks whether plans to criminalise 'forced marriage' will help

Catherine Deveney

The Age, 11.03.2012

Low reoffending risk found for child porn users

Peter Munro

Scotsman -, 11.03.2012

DNA trap for rhino horn raiders

A UNIQUE DNA database is being developed in Scotland to help police crack down on thefts of African rhinoceros horns from museums across Europe.
Scotsman, 11.03.2012

The perfect crime: Inside the minds of the Scottish creators of Grand Theft Auto

It’s a multi-million pound export industry, but how did ‘the most influential simulation of the US ever made’ come to be created in Scotland, asks Martyn McLaughlin
EurekAlert Public, 12.03.2012

Strengthening the bond between policy and science

Policymakers and scientists collaborate to create new science-policy research agenda
Michigan State University, 12.03.2012

Growing market for human organs exploits poor

A Michigan State University anthropologist who spent more than a year infiltrating the black market for human kidneys has published the first in-depth study describing the often horrific experiences of poor people who were victims of organ trafficking
EurekAlert Public, 12.03.2012

Medically prescribed heroin more effective, less costly than current methadone treatment

Model shows those using heroin-assisted therapy live longer and cost society less
Baylor University, 12.03.2012

Narcissism Impairs Ethical Judgment Even Among the Highly Religious, Baylor Study Finds

Although high levels of narcissism can impair ethical judgment regardless of one's religious orientation or orthodox beliefs, narcissism is more harmful in those who might be expected to be more ethical, according to a Baylor University study published online in the Journal of Business Ethics
Prevention Action, 12.03.2012

Don’t despair - investigate

Association for Psychological Science, 13.03.2012

Just 60 Seconds of Combat Impairs Memory

Just 60 seconds of all-out physical exertion in a threatening situation can seriously damage the memories of those involved for many details of the incident, according to a new study of police officers
The Huffington Post, 13.03.2012

Trans Fats Linked With Aggression, Study Finds

Amanda L. Chan, 13.03.2012

Strict anti-bullying laws could actually make matters worse

The notion that bullying can be legislated away is fanciful at best
College Misericordia, 13.03.2012

'Homeland Security: Where We Are, Ten Years Later' subject of symposium

Haaretz, 13.03.2012

Medical staff partly to blame for patients' violence, Israeli study finds

Medical staff partly to blame for patients' violence, Israeli study finds

Dan Even

Highlander Newspaper, 13.03.2012

Sociologist Robert Nash Parker deems three-strikes law outdated

Cristina Granados

Prevention Action, 13.03.2012

High school employment isn’t working

Working one’s way through college has long been mythologized as part of the “American dream.” But does getting a job before that, in high school, take a greater toll on young people’s later opportunities than has generally been assumed? Researchers at the University of Michigan believe so. Indeed, their findings suggest that high-school employment is a predictor of poorer adult outcomes.
SPIEGEL ONLINE, 14.03.2012

The Daily Racism of Life in an East German Town

Dominik Drutschmann

Indianapolis Star, 14.03.2012

Tide riding nationwide crime wave


The Independent, 14.03.2012

Campaign brings shocking scale of sexual violence to light

Nina Lakhani

StarPhoenix, 14.03.2012

The Good Cop


Huffington Post First, 14.03.2012

Men Respond To Stress With ‘Fight Or Flight' While Women ‘Tend And Befriend,' Say Scientists

Emma Gray

The Atlantic Cities, 14.03.2012

How To Catch a Criminal With Data

Emily Badger, 14.03.2012

Study finds a quarter of adults with HIV were abused as children

Mancunian Matters, 14.03.2012

Video games: Entertainment or an incentive for violent crime?

Alex McIntyre

Family Law Week -, 14.03.2012

Research evaluates expert witnesses and quality of court reports in the family courts

Report expresses concern about full-time 'expert' witnesses who do not maintain a clinical practice
Association for Psychological Science, 14.03.2012

Suppressing Feelings of Compassion Makes People Feel Less Moral

New York Times, 14.03.2012

An Officer Had Backup: Secret Tapes


Prevention Action, 14.03.2012

Risk Analysis

The interaction between genetic inheritance, early experiences and subsequent life style experiences are becoming better understood. Models based on the interplay and accumulation of risk factors and their relationship to protective factors have superseded rigid determinism to explain most aspects of child development.
Cleveland Daily Banner, 14.03.2012

Crime reduction partners gauge progress

Partners in the Tennessee Targeted Community Crime Reduction (TTCCR) grant met at the Bradley County Justice Center Tuesday to discuss progress of the program and evaluate activities the grant promotes in the community.


The New Republic, 14.03.2012

The Thought Police

The Thought Police Democracy and the Human Heart From Qaddafi to Charles I: America’s Long and Intimate Association with Regicide

Paul Berman

Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, 15.03.2012

Life Without Parole for Juveniles: A Brief Look at the Issues

Tuesday the Supreme Court will take up the issue of life sentences without parole (LWOP) for juveniles convicted of murder. In 2010, the nation’s high court ruled juvenile LWOP sentences were unconstitutional in non-homicide crimes. Now, advocates are hopeful the court will extend the same protection to all juveniles, regardless of the offense.
Smithsonian, 15.03.2012

How Well Do We Really Remember A Crime Scene?

A new study shows that our ability to recall details from a crime scene are severely impaired after physical exertion. Photo courtesy Flickr user Magnus Manske, 15.03.2012

Is Empathy An Outdated Concept?

David Sack

EurekAlert Public, 15.03.2012

Childhood trauma exposure is very common among alcohol-dependent inpatients

Childhood trauma experience (CTE) can include sexual, physical, and emotional abuse as well as physical or emotional neglect. •CTE may be an environmental factor for developing psychiatric disorders such as alcohol dependence. •A new study has found significant rates of CTE among AD inpatients.,, 15.03.2012

The poor: always with us, necessarily not us

The poor are just people without enough money. But a 'culture of poverty' gives the affluent a reason to blame them for it
The Age, 15.03.2012

Sick suburbs

Poorly planned new housing estates on Melbourne's fringes are causing an outbreak of anxiety, diabetes and obesity among residents.

Miki Perkins

Herald Sun, 15.03.2012

Unlocking secrets of the jury room

Elissa Hunt

Toronto Star, 15.03.2012

Police board chair seeks race-based probe of stops

The chair of the Toronto Police Services Board is calling for an independent review of police contacts with citizens, particularly youth from different ethnic and racial backgrounds.
Newswise, 15.03.2012

Study Looks at Discrimination’s Impact on Smoking

EurekAlert Public, 15.03.2012

Cell phone use in pregnancy may cause behavioral disorders in offspring

Exposure to radiation from cell phones during pregnancy affects the brain development of offspring, potentially leading to hyperactivity, Yale School of Medicine researchers have determined.
Prevention Action, 15.03.2012

To randomize or not to randomize?

Randomized experiments are the preferred method for assessing the effects of treatment for theoretical and practical reasons. But they are not always feasible or ethical to do, in which case it is likely that non-randomized experiments will be used. But to what extent do results of non-randomized designs match those of randomized ones?
New York Times, 16.03.2012

Like Their Human Brethren, Seeking Solace in Alcohol

They were young males on the make, and they struck out not once, not twice, but a dozen times with a group of attractive females hovering nearby. So they did what so many men do after being repeatedly rejected: They got drunk, using alcohol as a balm for unfulfilled desire.
Winnipeg Free Press, 16.03.2012

Federal government set to introduce stiffer sentences for elder abuse

Heather Scoffield

Newswise, 16.03.2012

Gambling Addictions Expert Warns of Dangers of Internet Gambling, Especially on Youth

Participating in an online March Madness bracket or fantasy sport league is harmless fun for most people, but for someone with a gambling addiction, it can be a dangerous temptation.
BBC News, 16.03.2012

Cyber frontier in fight against crime

Chris Page

Minnesota Public Radio, 16.03.2012

Violence In Schools: How Big A Problem Is It?

Scott Neuman

Chicago Tribune, 16.03.2012

When senior mortgage fraud hits home

The recent conviction of a Delray Beach, Fla., loan officer for his participation in a scheme to persuade seniors to refinance their reverse mortgages should serve as a warning to the friends and relatives of elderly people about the surprising ease with which senior homeowners can be exploited.

Lew Sichelman,, 16.03.2012

The Dharun Ravi verdict does little for other Tyler Clementis

Is the hate crime law used to prosecute Rutgers student Dharun Ravi really the best way to tackle society's casual homophobia?

Maura Kelly

BBC News, 16.03.2012

Police commissioner elections: Millions without internet 'miss out'

This is Nottingham, 17.03.2012

'Once people get used to stealing they will carry on'

AS the court systems continue to deal with the aftermath of last summer's public disorder, thieves are among those being handed the toughest sentences the law allows.
Washington Post, 17.03.2012

Fourteen reasons schools are troubled (and no, it’s not all about teachers)

This was written by Ronald Willett, a former university professor, researcher and administrator, and former corporate executive, entrepreneur and CEO. For the last decade, as an avocation, he has tracked and researched U.S. K-12, and advocated its legitimate reform and pursuit of innovation.

Ronald Willett, 17.03.2012

Gangs' threat 'distorted'

Police "vigilance" towards New Zealand gangs and Nelson's motorcycle poker run last weekend has been challenged by a Canterbury University researcher.


Washington Post, 18.03.2012

Buried amid rape kit backlog: Justice, closure for victims whose bodies once a ‘crime scene’

New York Times Magazine, 18.03.2012

Why Some Countries Go Bust


The Australian, 19.03.2012

It's only when crime doesn't pay that criminals will be deterred

Henry Ergas

EurekAlert Public, 19.03.2012

Young children learn about prejudice by instruction, older children by experience

Michigan State University, 19.03.2012

To combat identity theft, protect computer

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Having a triple-threat combination of protective software on your computer greatly reduces your chances of identity theft, according to a study led by a Michigan State University criminologist.
The Platform -, 19.03.2012

How Fear Inhibits Our Freedom

Ziad El-Hady

EurekAlert Public, 19.03.2012

New research about facial recognition turns common wisdom on its head

A team of researchers that includes a USC scientist has methodically demonstrated that a face's features or constituents – more than the face per se – are the key to recognizing a person.
Newswise Released, 19.03.2012

Facebook's Dark Side Topic of Study by WIU Communication Professor

The Crime Report, 19.03.2012

Remembering James Q. Wilson

James Q. Wilson, who died in Boston this month at the age of 80, left a legacy of wisdom—and clear and prolific scholarship—that has informed almost every area of America’s crime policy.
EurekAlert, 19.03.2012

UNH researcher: Gulf, Balkan wars add new dimensions to war trauma

Book sheds new light on post-traumatic stress disorder and its often devastating aftermath
Huffington Post, 20.03.2012

The JOBS Act Is So Criminogenic That It Guarantees Full-Time Jobs for Criminologists

Medical Xpress, 20.03.2012

Holding a gun makes you think others are too, new research shows

CBS News, 20.03.2012

Video games scrutinized, new bill seeks "violent" warning labels

Chenda Ngak

New York Times, 20.03.2012

Killings of Officer and 5 Others Detailed as Mob Trial Begins


New York Times, 20.03.2012

Investigating Beheadings, 12 Officers Slain in Mexico

New York Times, 20.03.2012

Injustice in a Sentencing Law

Sydney Morning Herald, 20.03.2012

New digital technology used like fingerprints to track child porn images

Nicky Phillips

Gainesville Sun, 21.03.2012

When police use Tasers, are suspects endangered?

Chad Smith

Newswise Released, 21.03.2012

Dignity for All Students: Expert Offers Tips for Preventing Bullying

University of Rochester bullying expert Katy Allen offers her views on New York State's "Dignity for All Students Act," which takes effect this summer, and how schools and parents can help combat issues of social conflict, aggression, and drama—not just with The Dignity Act but in general—before they escalate and become serious bullying violations, 21.03.2012

How young is too young for life in prison?

On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments related to two separate murder cases in which 14-year-olds were sentenced to life without parole. The court will take up the constitutionality of such a sentence for juveniles. Northeastern University news office asked Mary O’Connell — a professor in Northeastern’s School of Law with expertise in youth and family law — to examine the impact of the court’s ultimate ruling and explain how juvenile cases are handled differently than adult cases.

Greg St.Martin, 21.03.2012

Tackling Organized Crime

New Mandates Demand Banks Enhance Fraud Detection, AML

Jeffrey Roman

Slate Magazine, 21.03.2012

Big Neighbor Is Watching

Do neighborhood watch programs actually work?

Brian Palmer

EurekAlert Public, 21.03.2012

Study: Stress-induced cortisol facilitates threat-related decision making among police officers

Researchers observe that certain processes of cognitive function can be enhanced by cortisol increases
New York Times, 23.03.2012

Shooting Focuses Attention on a Program That Seeks to Avoid Guns


Computerworld, 23.03.2012

'Hacktivists' steal more than 100M online records in 2011, says Verizon

More than half of all 2011 data thefts traced to 'hactivism,' Verizon finds in latest data breach study

Lucian Constantin

University of Warwick, 29.03.2012

Research finds bullies and victims three times more likely to have suicidal thoughts by age 11

Children involved in bullying – as both a victim and a bully – are three times more likely to have suicidal thoughts by the time they reach 11 years old, according to research from the University of Warwick.
BBC News, 29.03.2012

£3m to help stop HMP Parc prisoners re-offending